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Charlottesville, VA — Ash Lawn – Highland

Madison’s home at Ash Lawn - Highland

James Monroe held at least eleven different positions in Virginia and United States Governments, including serving as the fifth President of the United States. He is best known as the author of the Monroe Doctrine and negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase. But his modest tobacco farm hardly hints at his achievements, standing in contrast to its close neighbor, Thomas Jefferson’s grand Monticello. Continue Reading